International Chemical Safety Cards

1,2,3-TRICHLOROBENZENE ICSC: 1222
1,2,3-TRICHLOROBENZENE
vic-Trichlorobenzene
1,2,6-Trichlorobenzene
C6H3Cl3
Molecular mass: 181.5
CAS # 87-61-6
RTECS # DC2095000
ICSC # 1222
UN # 2811

TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO open flames.
Powder, water spray, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

  • INHALATION
  • Cough. Sore throat.
    Local exhaust or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN

  • Protective gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
  • EYES
  • Redness. Pain.
    Safety goggles.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • Sore throat.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Sweep spilled substance into covered containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment (extra personal protection: A/P2 filter respirator for organic vapour and harmful dust).
    Separated from strong oxidants, and food and feedstuffs. Keep in a well-ventilated room.
    Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
    UN Hazard Class: 6.1
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 1222 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities © IPCS CEC 1993

    International Chemical Safety Cards

    1,2,3-TRICHLOROBENZENE ICSC: 1222

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    WHITE CRYSTALS , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on heating or on burning producing toxic and corrosive fumes such as chlorine, hydrogen chloride and carbon monoxide (see ICSC # 0126, 0163, 0023). Reacts with strong oxidants.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.
    MAK: 5 ppm; 40 mg/m3 (1993)


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol and by ingestion.

    INHALATION RISK:
    A harmful contamination of the air will be reached rather slowly on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance irritates the eyes and the respiratory tract.


    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 221C
    Melting point: 53C
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.7
    Solubility in water: none
    Vapour pressure, Pa at 25C: 9
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 6.3
    Flash point: 113C c.c.
    Auto-ignition temperature: >500C
    Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 4.05
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA
    The substance is toxic to aquatic organisms. In the food chain important to humans, bioaccumulation takes place, specifically in fish.
    N O T E S
    UN number 2321 refers to trichlorobenzenes, liquid. Trichlorobenzenes, liquid are marine pollutant. Also consult ICSC #1049 1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61G12c
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 1222 1,2,3-TRICHLOROBENZENE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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